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Posts written in March 2012

US holds the major share of the utilities industry

The Group of Eight (G8) comprises eight of the fastest growing industrial nations in the world: the US, Canada, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Russia and Japan. MarketLine’s ‘Utilities – Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide’ reveals that the G8 countries contributed $1,786.7 billion in 2010 to the global utilities industry, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6% between 2006 and 2010. The G8 countries are expected to reach a value of $2,358 billion in 2015, with a CAGR of 5.7% over the 2010–15 period. Electricity is… Read more

Always Coca-Cola?

The Coca-Cola Company engages in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups. The company owns the world’s most valuable brand: Coca-Cola. Furthermore, it markets four of the world’s top five non-alcoholic sparkling brands, the others being Diet Coke, Fanta and Sprite. The company’s finished beverage products are sold in more than 200 countries worldwide. As of 2010 Coca-Cola held a market share of 23.9%, almost double that of its nearest competitor. One of the major factors behind the continuing success of Coca-Cola has been an increased… Read more

South and East Asia – driving growth in the Electrical Equipment Market

The global electrical equipment market was adversely impacted by the economic downturn, experiencing decline of almost 9% in 2009. It recovered strongly in 2010 and has since grown to exceed pre-recession levels. Industry Figures The global electrical equipment market grew by 4.4% in 2011 to reach a value of $202.0 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate of 1.1% for the period spanning 2007-2011. Growth in this market is being driven primarily by increased demand in the growth markets of South and East Asia. The region is home to more… Read more

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Designed to offer airlines enhanced fuel efficiency and long-haul capability in a mid-sized jetliner, in 2011, Boeing made the first commercial delivery of its 787 Dreamliner. Boeing’s new 787 was designed to offer ‘super efficient’ fuel consumption. Innovations in airframe and engine design were critical to achieving an efficiency said to be 20% better than that of rival planes. Airbus is Boeing’s only significant competitor in jetliner production. The two companies have differing views of the future of air travel. Airbus considers that spoke-and-hub routing will continue to expand; Boeing… Read more

Automotive Manufacturing Top 5 Emerging Markets – China leading the way

The top 5 emerging countries in the automotive manufacturing industry comprise the key emerging economies in the world: Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa. According to MarketLine’s new ‘Automotive Manufacturing – Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide’ the top 5 emerging countries contributed $332,800.2 million to the global automotive manufacturing industry in 2010, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.1% between 2006 and 2010. The report reveals that China is the leading country among the top 5 emerging nations, with market revenues of $174,000 million in 2010…. Read more

Soft Drinks in the BRICs – China to outgrow Brazil by 2015


MarketLine’s Soft Drinks in the BRIC report reveals that Brazil is currently the largest soft drinks market amongst the BRIC nations, with market revenues of $28,726 million in 2010.  However China’s rapid growth (bubbling away at 14% between 2006 and 2010), is expected to propel the nation to the head of the BRIC Soft Drinks pack by 2015. BRIC SOFT DRINKS INDUSTRY OUTLOOK BRIC soft drinks industry, revenue($m), 2006–15     Source: MarketLine Brazil, Russian Federation, India and China (BRIC) are the emerging and fast growing countries within the soft… Read more

MarketLine has entered the Blogosphere


Be gentle with us – we are new to this blogging game… but we are plotting great things for our blog, and hope that these grand plans and future realities will influence your desire to peruse, muse and contribute to Entering into this first post with trepidation, we looked to some notable figures for inspiration on beginnings, dismissing Buddha and Plato, the favourite was from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, ‘Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.’ So that is what… Read more